''For the Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives
, see Edgar Bright Wilson (1874-1953)
'''Edgar Bright Wilson, Jr.''' (December 18, 1908 in Gallatin, Tennessee
– June 12, 1992 in Cambridge, Massachusetts
), was an American chemist.
Wilson was a prominent and accomplished chemist
and teacher, recipient of the National Medal of Science
in 1975, Guggenheim Fellowship
s in 1949 and 1970, the Elliott Cresson Medal
in 1982, and a number of honorary doctorates. He was also the Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus at Harvard University
. One of his sons, Kenneth G. Wilson
, was awarded the Nobel Prize
in physics in 1982.
E. B. Wilson was a student and protégé of Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling
and was a coauthor with Pauling of ''Introduction to Quantum Mechanics'', a graduate level textbook in Quantum Mechanics. Wilson was also the thesis advisor of Nobel...